In baseball, I was always in control of everything until I let the ball go.
Baseball is not a sport you can achieve individually.
I've always wanted to be the best in the world as a baseball player, so when I started to think about opening a business, it was with that mindset.
Short of baseball and my family, it was gaming. And gaming is a $20-million to $200-million multi-year effort. It's an insane, stupid and utterly irresponsible act. But I did it.
I've been able to do what I love and what I'm passionate about my entire life. I made, you know, an insane amount of money playing baseball.
I've got a wife, four kids, a business, and a baseball career.
The money I saved during baseball was probably all gone. I'm tapped out.
One of the walls of my bedroom was a collage of about 15 years of baseball photos. I would cut out the baseball pictures from every issue and I had this huge montage of thousands of pictures.
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